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and really just ready for a big, big concert. matt? >> i tell you, al, this represents this morning, the motorcade had to actually move these people out of the way. anyway, we'll get back to you in a couple of minutes. >>> meanwhile, there has been a major development in the ongoing budget negotiations. president obama suspended the talks for the today. we'll tell you why and we'll talk to one of the senators who has been inside the negotiating room all week long. >> that's right. and also casey anthony is going to be released this sunday. and -- from prison. authorities are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety and we're live at the jail this morning with details on that story. >>> remember the photo we showed you earlier this week of that massive 18-foot long crocodile, the saltwater croc? a lot of people thought this was a doctor'd photograph. you can believe it's real. we went in search of that beast and we found him. >>> let's begin with that breaking news over night in boston where two delta planes collided. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us in washington. goo
. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. the big story is casey antany gone free after 1,006 days in jail and 12 days after a jury found her not guilty of murdering her daughter, caylee, casey anthony is a free woman. >> this is the scene. casey appears to say thank you to one of the law enforcement officers before she is led out the door by her attorney. kristen dahlgren was there and she joins us live from orlando with the latest. kristen, good morning. >> good morning, lester. well, news choppers lost sight of casey anthony's suv last night so we don't know where she is, other than for the first time in almost three years she's not waking up here at the orange county jail. you can probably hear some protesters are still here. with all the protest and publicity, so much talk about using decoys or sneaking out a back door. in the end, she walked right out the jail's front door. just minutes after midnight, a first glimpse at casey anthony free woman. in a bright pink shirt and showing little emotion, she and her attorney, jose baez, wasted no time. >> she wa
't know. >> reporter: at one point murdoch claimed his company is too big for him to know the details of each business. there could be more tough questions ahead for rupert and james murdoch. the british prime minister has called a judiciary inquiry, and they could be summoned for that, and there are some u.s. lawmakers who want their own hearing so they can question the media mogul himself on capitol hill. stephanie gosk, nbc news, london. >>> to washington now where lawmakers finally appear to be making some bipartisan process -- progress in the ongoing divide over what to do about the nation's debt limit. for the latest on that we go to nbc's tracie potts. she's in washington d.c. for us. >> reporter: just a glimmer of so-called gang of six, three democrats and republicans, who have been working together on a compromise. the plan on the table would cut $4 trillion from the deficit, lower taxes, but also bring in $1 trillion in new revenues by closing tax loopholes. both sides seem to like it at least as a first step. president obama calling this a very significant step in line with
questions. you can e-mail them to us at wbaltv.com.wb hi parents, it's going to be such a big school year. your kids will each take care of our class hamsters, lewis & clark. then i'll tell them the story of pluto, the sad little planet that was. i'll introduce them to some new friends, the fractions, and some cold blooded ones, the dinosaurs. [sfx: dinosaur growl] clark! anyway, here's what they'll need: markers, scissors, crayons, pencils, folders, juice boxes, pretzel sticks, glue sticks, tape that sticks, and glitter. so much glitter. school takes a lot. target has it all. your home and auto policies and save. don't worry, tiny people. flo is a gentle giant. bundle home and auto at progressive.com. >> the space shuttle atlantis is on its way back to earth, the last space shuttle to leave the international space station. atlantis is scheduled to land at kennedy space center in florida on thursday. the finger-pointing continues in washington. we are exactly two weeks away from the day the obama administration says america will not be able to pay its bills. but they are no closer to a de
. we're talking about the big headline is the heat and humidity. temperatures are baking across texas all the way into the northern plains. it is heading our way. it is not hard to pick out the heat wave. the sunshine is gone to the blazing into the afternoon, pushing those temperatures up towards the triple digits. this will be heading our way. our temperatures are better along the mid-atlantic. 74 at the airport. 74 up towards new york city. lower and mid 80's in the midwest. we will be getting into the heat and humidity this afternoon. low to mid 90's. with the but, it could feel like 100 degrees outdoors. -- with the humidity, it could feel like 100 degrees. at indices will be up towards 105, 110. stay in air conditioning and checking on the elderly. sarah has a check on traffic. >> one accident in anne arundel county and pass a been a eastbound on a mountain road. all eastbound direction is closed. police just arriving on the scene. watch for delays. no delays on 97 north and southbound. looking good to the glen bernie area. the roads around the airport are checking out fine. bac
for their artistic seven-year-old, and they say he has made big improvements in class. >> it takes a minute to figure out, and now they are doing it in a matter of seconds. >> they are looking to find new educational applications for other students, and they hope others will donate applications to help them. and use a larger for when you are dining out. a new study from the university of utah found that when customers were given a larger portions, they 8 less food overall. -- they ate less food. having a large forked -- fork provides a clue. doctors from john hopkins and cedars sinai says that the surgeons behavior in the operating room sets the tone for the surgery. those who scored higher in civility had your post operative death and complications. and some say they try to avoid difficult doctors, even if they have a question about medication orders. >> now, your 11 insta-weather forecast. >> well, it certainly feels tropical out there this afternoon. the dewpoint climbed into the 70's, and in there, there have been some thunderstorms. like i said at the top of the show, some reports of heavy rain
. >>> plus, a warning to parents. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal co
. >> the orioles and bring out the big bats, but so did the red sox. keith mills has highlights. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think baltimore city should repeal its newly adopted bottle tax? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. so far so good. not dealing with any new incidents. a nice ride on the west side coming down from 795. on 795 from owings mills, no delays to report there. problem-free ride i-95 from the northeast. so far so good on the north side. this is belair road. this is inner loop traffic towards 95. no delays to report there. 95 coming out of 152, mountain road, harford county, a smooth ride. not even a side of a haboob. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> look what i started. we need a counter about how many times we say "haboob." as w
while. >>> a big scare in north carolina's outer banks. a 6-year-old girl attacked by a shark in a foot and a half of water. her mother was just a few feet away. luckily, this little girl survived. we're going to be there live in just a little while. >>> plus, important health advise for women, new recommendation on when and how often you should get a mammogram. it's confusing. it contradicts another recommendation that came out a year and a half ago. what are women to do. dr. nancy schneiderman will be here to sort it out. >>> let's begin with the dramatic end to the shuttle program this morning. tom costello is at the kennedy space center. you had a front row seat, what was it like? >> it was a dramatic and emotional day here. and now it's over. the space shuttle program ongoing for 30 years since '81 is now in the history books. "atlantis" came down at 5:37 eastern time. "atlantis" tracked 307 days in orbit. it came to rest on runway 1-5. the sights and sounds as "atlantis" came in for a landing. >> landing gear down and locked. having fired the imagination of a generation, a ship li
about doing that are very dramatic. i think there's still time to get something big done. the president's made it clear he wants to do something substantial. you know, when you look in the past at agreements between divided government, it's taken leadership on both sides. it took reagan and o'neil, it took clinton and gingrich. the president is out there, he's willing to do it. he said it in the "state of the union," he said it in the budget. the question is do we have a partner to work with? and i hope the answer is yes. >> but you suspect it may not be yes. >> leadership requires a partner. >> mr. lew, thank you very much. appreciate your time. >> thank you. >> joining me is assistant majority leader of the senate, democrat dick durbin of illinois, and republican senator from south carolina, author of "the great american awakening: two years that changed america, washington and me," senator jim demint. welcome both. >> thank you. >> good morning. thank you. >> tim geithner, treasury secretary, was here last sunday. i asked him about this ongoing deliberation, and he was emphatic about
a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome today on this monday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the meantime, another maj
the nation and getting worse before it gets better. >>> closing court a big city has to turn people away because the money has run out. is this any way for courts in america to do business? >>> family ties. if you have the gene that raises your risk of alzheimer's disease, would you want to know about it? tonight the story of a family that had to make that decision. making a difference for noble animals that deserve a better life. >>> and coming in for a landing for the very last time. >>> and coming in for a landing for the very last time. nightly news begins right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. they tell us the scientific explanation is this. high pressure compressing the air, cooking the air and ramming it down on top of us and holding it there. but here's the real problem. there are now 34 states where there are heat advisories or heat warnings. one million square miles of our country where folks are being warned about the heat tonight. the heat, the severe heart of it, affects 141 million americans as it moves over big population centers. we can
company is too billing for him to know the details of -- too big to know the details of each business. >> "news of the world" say small percent of our company and i'm spread watching and appointing people in my trust. >> reporter: james defended executives rebekah brooks who resigned last friday. both led british newspaper's arm. >> there's no evidence that i'm aware of that brooks or mr. hinton or any of those executives, had knowledge of that. nonetheless, those resignations have been accepted. >> reporter: later in the day, brooks faced questions by herself from the same panel. she was arrested on sunday over allegations of phone hacking and payments to police for information. she, too, denies any knowledge of wrongdoing. >> i have never paid a policeman. >> reporter: but for the murdochs today's questioning was about salvaging news corp.'s reputation, a business rupert brought up with one paper. >> i was brought up by a father who was not rich but a great journalist. before he died, it was a small paper. >> reporter: james hopes to one day lead the family business but first he'll
attorney rushed her out of jail and into an suv pass some reporters and onlookers. safety has been a big concern. she has received death threats since being acquitted of killing her daughter. after taking on a bus-sized canister of trash, astronauts will say goodbye to the space station. atlantis is scheduled to undock from the space station on tuesday. >> the government is wrestling over raising the debt limit. more americans are paying down their personal debt. consumers have reduced debt by more than $1 trillion. the number of delinquent loans wo years.0% in to this year' a new bill would call on a five- year freeze on cell phone hikes. consumer as are paying about $92 a year on cell phone bills. the wireless industry supports the bill. would you read a book by casey anthony? more consumers are stocking up big time on grocery trips. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. more americans looking to get more bang for their books. thing to buy bigger quantities of things. you have seen the sales like b a for $10. of tuns f the biggest slump in corn in three
about washington. we have to do this. we have to get to some sort of big deal. the fallback position a more modest position. $2.5 trillion over ten years. still real money, but something far less than this grander barga bargain that was being discussed that mike was referring to. they are pretty far apart here and this was a big setback. >> i hate to say winners and losers here because this deal isn't done, is the president going to win this round? >> we don't know yet because from the republican point of view, this effort to raise ta s taxes, raise revenues has just been a nonstarter. they have a tea party that is against that and a republican process under way where the dominant theme is against any kind of tax increases. be sure about one thing. the president wanted to come out here and get a big deal, so that he could say, look, i swept in at the end and i was the one that lead us to an agreement that really cut spending massively. he got re-election on his mind. that's definitely how he wants to position himself for that. >> again, august 2nd is the date. $14.3 trillion. a lot
a controversial last choice option to end the stalemate. >>> how big was it? word this morning the number of possible victims involved in that hacking scandal in britain could be in the thousands. this morning one celebrity who says he was a target, hugh grant, speaks out in a live interview. >>> and we need a bigger boat. a huge 18-foot-long saltwater crocodile leaps out of the river to the delight and terror of tourists. and the photographer who took the picture says it's no croc d the picture says it's no croc d day. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. boy, the gloves are off in washington. the move could be more today because the president and top congressional leaders are going to go back to the negotiating table yet again. >> that's right. the republicans were not at all happy with the president's comment on tuesday. now senator mitch mcconnell has offered that last chance option. we're going to tell you what he is offering straight ahead. >>> also this morning matt, it was a dea
hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simply no way to escape. how long will all this last? we'll check in with al roker on that in just a moment. >>> then we're going to talk about the woman who can really pack a punch. we're talking about wendy murdoc
are still growing? coming up, the big business of children's gym memberships and the dangers of lifting too much weight too soon, matt. >>> let us begin on a tuesday morning with rupert murdoch, forced to answer some very difficult questions in parliament today. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london with a preview. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. well, the questioning is set to begin in a couple of hours, just behind me. but ahead of the testimony, news corporation released a statement saying they take the allegations against "news of the world" seriously and are cooperating with authorities. but they reject any suggestion that what happened at the paper is somehow a reflection of the culture at the company. it is an unlikely faceoff. the head of the world's second largest media company, rupert murdoch, questioned by a small panel of british politicians over phone hacking at one of his papers. broadcast live, the world will be watching. >> i wouldn't underestimate. he's deceptively mild, but also extremely astute, as well. of and so he'll give, i think, probably
in. 115 in huntsville. 107 in d.c. 103 here in new york city. here's why. big area of high pressure. there's a big strong upper ridge. this is just a heat pump that will continue. and the bad news is, this goes into at least thursday. in fact, jet stream guns up a little further into canada so that heat will be creeping up north as the ridge intensifies. we don't see this breaking down at least until the weekend. so the mid section of the country is going to continue to bake the northeast gets a little bit of a break as we head on into the next 72 hours. ann? >> all right, al, thank you so much. we'll get the rest of your forecast in a bit. >>> for now, to britain's deepening phone hacking scandal. this morning there are claims that journalists from other rupert murdoch's other papers were involve and the alleged target is former p.m. gordon brown. stephanie goss is in london with this. stephanie, good morning. >> good morning, ann. gordon brown does not mince his words when he spoke to the bbc this morning about rupert murdoch's papers me said those papers used people to gather inf
, the united auto workers begin contract negotiations with detroit's big three automakers. chrysler, ford, and general motors. the first contract talks in four years, and the first since gm and chrysler emerged from bankruptcy. >>> housing highlights this week, economic data with june housing starts tuesday, and existing home sales on wednesday. >>> and finally, lady gaga is no longer the queen of facebook. rihanna is now the social network's top-ranking female celebrity with just above 40,800,000 likes. well, america's women fight bravely, but go down in flames in the world cup final against japan. for one brief and shining moment, it seemed like it was all theirs. the early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> and well-advertised historic heat wave is under way as it spreads during this week. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." and in sports, after a handful of heart-stopping comebacks, the u.s. women's soccer team ran out of luck yesterday, just ahead of the world cup finish line. here
. arnold schwarzenegger is returning to the big screen. he is set to star in an upcoming western action film called "the last stand." he will play an aging sheriff. coming for the last stand is set to start this september. >> special treat for harry potter fence near philadelphia. a select few attended a sneak peek screening of the new harry potter motive. last night this was the last and final movie in the harry potter series. it opens nationwide this friday. most expectant mothers panic at the thought of contractions. coming up, new technology that could help doctors monitor your condition from afar. >> the radar is showing a couple of thunderstorms outside western maryland. the threat continues into the afternoon but right now it is hot and humid. it is not as human as yesterday. we are at 43% and 88 degrees at the airport. you like the seven-d >> the fallout continues over the rupert murdoch's hacking scandal. several top british politicians are now turning their eye on his media empire, news corp.. >> with the ink barely dry on the final edition of "news of the world," rupert murdo
will be on a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with tvs. this is must see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on media. these hearings will only last for an hour. murdoch and another hour for rebecca brooks, who was the chief executive of murdoch's british holdings until she resigned last week. now, members of parliament will try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves to say things on record that could be used against them later. especially if what they say turns out to be misleading. they will be speaking on oath, but on honor. the murdochs and rebecca brooks, on the other hand, will likely try to be as contrite as possible. it's been their strategy of late. apologize, apologize, apologize. no doubt, there will be questions specifically to james murdoch, who had admitted to giving ph
? the only response we got was, "she's safe." >> reporter: anthony's safety has been a big concern to those around her. her attorneys say she's gotten death threats. she's been vilified online. even at the sight where little caylee's remains were found, there was anger mixed in with the mourning today. >> to remember the crime that someone is yet to pay for. >> reporter: that anger may leave anthony paying in other ways. for high security. though she left the jail with just $537.68 from her commissary account. some say a paid interview, movie or book deal may not be far behind. for now, out of sight, but perhaps unlikely to stay out of the spotlight for long. >> i'm just ready for it all to end. i would like to see something else on my television. >> reporter: of course, there are others who can't wait to get their first glimpse of casey anthony in her new life. tonight, lester, no one is saying where she's spending her first full day of freedom. >> kristen, thank you. >>> you didn't have to be a soccer fan or even fully understand the game to be caught up in the drama that took place a sho
outside in the downtown area. there is a cold front in the area. it will not bring any big changes in the temperatures. it will hold off the extreme heat from coming from the midwest. some areas of rain into the western part of the state. that may slow people down if they head out early this morning. we will have scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. >> thank you. police in florida believe a teenager killed his parents with a hammer. the teenager faces two counts of first-degree murder. police were called to the home sunday morning when they found the bodies along with a bloody hammer locked in their bedroom. investigators believe the younger boy killed his parents then hosted a party with dozens of teenagers the same night. >> u.s. and a million spill -- there was an ammonia spill in nebraska. crews began dousing the ammonia with water. another huge dust storm in arizona. video shows what it was like as it rolled into the phoenix area. visibility cause problems for drivers. the thick cloud nearly blocked out the sun is in turmoil. this is the second time this month a large dust
? >>> plus our big city crowd has gone a bit country this morning for one of the hottest acts around. blake shelton. look at that crowd. the cma's male vocalist of the year takes over our summer concert stage in the 8:30 half-hour. >>> first let's begin with this fatal fall at a baseball game. kim fisher from kxas the nbc station in dallas is at the rangers ballpark in arlington. kim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. everyone out here is simply in shock over what happened here last night. it started off as a typical play. josh hamilton, snagged a foul ball, he went to toss it up into the stands. but it is what happened in the seconds after that that simply shocked everyone. 39-year-old shannon stone who had come to the game with his son, reached out to grab that ball and he fell over the railing. now some of the people who were around did try to grab him but they just couldn't do it as he fell over. he did fall 20 feet but what we understand is that he was coherent while he was down there talking with paramedics, asking about his son, making sure his son was okay. some of the f
through next year. >>> a once big brand name is no more. borders book store chain said today it will liquidate after failing to find a buyer. they're closing all 400 retail stores, all of borders nearly 11,000 employees will now lose their jobs. >>> and technology giant cisco systems announced it's eliminating 6,500 jobs, an efficiency move. that's in cisco's effort to cut $1 billion in annual costs to the company. >>> this was the last day in afghanistan for america's best-known general, david petraeus, who transferred command of u.s. and nato troops to his replacement, general john allen. a west point graduate with a princeton phd, easily the most celebrated modern day general officer is leaving to run the cia as the u.s. prepares for a gradual drawdown from afghanistan. >>> when we come back here tonight, new reeveryone is on head injuries, dementia and alzheimer's, and the group that researchers are most concerned about tonight. >>> they may have come up short in the end, but u.s. team is still "american idol"s. your sho. one day i'm on p of the world... the next i'm sayi
and persistent summer pattern with a big ridge of high pressure entrenched over the middle part of the country. the good news is we have relief on the way for the northeast by the end of the week. the jet stream and cooler air comes in from the north. however, by the time we head into the weekend that heat, the 90s and the triple digits, building back into the northern plains so no relief in sight at all for much of the south, in particular, the southern plains and, anne, keep in mind we're coming up on what's typically the hottest time of the year and that's july. >> thanks for the warning. >>> in washington, where the prospect of a major deal on raising the debt ceiling and fix the country's budget problems seems to be slipping away. chief white house correspondent chuck todd now joins us. chuck? >> reporter: anne, it wasn't the heat, it was the debt ceiling here in washington. lots of heated rhetoric. it got ugly and even a bizarre proposal in congress that could be a back doorway to solve the crisis. here's the independent an interview with cbs about social security checks. >> i cannot gua
-- real progress. the main players in the owners get face to face tomorrow with the last big hurdle coming up on the rookie wage scale. we continue this story with the jets last season. with that last piece of contention, it becomes logistics. the lawsuit must be settled. a whole lot of signatures must be signed. how long that will take is hard to say. but the lockout could be over by july 21 if they can hammer it through. that would save the regular season, if not most of the preseason. the national league is knocking off the al. [ bailiff ] fee court is now in session. [ latosha ] here are the facts... mr. lambert here was trying to go home for valentine's day. got sick and had to change flights. he paid the difference in airfare. but the other airline... ...smacked him with a 150-dollar fee just to change. 150 bucks. change fee. that's double-dipping. who can afford surprises like that? why does he hate travelers so much?! so what do you think? guilty! stick a fork in him. case closed, honey. [ male announcer ] don't pay a change fee on top of a fare difference. fly southwest, the only
man cave. >> hi, welcome to hooters. >> reporter: here at hooters, breasts are big business. the company averages about $1 billion in sales annually. and it's no secret the reason many men come here is customer service. >> my wife asks me, it's duane. >> reporter: how would you describe a typical hooters girl? >> attractiveness. >> attractiveness? >> did i do that? >> reporter: with hooters leading the way, the restaurant industry is booming. new franchises like the tilted kilt and twin peaks are offering up good food with a side of sex appeal. safe to say men here can get a little distracted. >> i had one guy walk into a table looking at a girl. >> you. >> i'm taken. >> i have to ask you, when a man comes in, he's talking to you, do you ever see his eyes go right there? >> all the time. i just kind of go, here. >> reporter: the eyes may be the window to the soul, but in terms of getting a man's attention, a woman's chest is front and center. when it comes to that first glance, studies show that 47% of men focus on a woman's breasts. 33% of men's so-called first fixations ar
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